Man jailed for 14 months after seriously injuring 10-year-old pedestrian in Ashford
A man has been jailed after he drove through a red light and seriously injured a ten-year-old boy in Ashford.
Robbie Deacon, 35, of High Street, Esher was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment and was disqualified from driving for three years and seven months. He must also pass an extended re-test.
On 8 March 2016 Deacon was driving his BMW from Stanwell towards Ashford when he ran over a boy as he crossed the road with his father at a pedestrian crossing on Church Road.
The victim suffered serious injuries and was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment, he is still suffering with effects from the collision.
Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit discovered that Deacon had driven through a red light just before he hit the victim.
Deacon pled guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving back in July and was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on Friday 6 October 2017.
Sergeant JP Davis, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “The sentence handed to Deacon goes some way to reflect how devastating this has been for the young boy and his family. I hope will give Deacon time to reflect on his driving and how close he came to taking an innocent life. Every time we drive a car we must take responsibility and use the vehicle in a legal and safe way.”